Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lily Spandorf

[Austria][USA] (b 1914/d 2000)



" Ms. Lily Spandorf was born in Vienna, Austria in 1914. After graduating with honors from the renowned college of Fine and Applied Arts in Vienna Austria, she moved to London and later traveled Europe achieving high recognition. Ms. Spandorf arrived in the United States in 1959. While in the US, Ms. Spandorf worked for several top publications such as the Washington Post Newspaper, Washingtonian Magazine and National Geographic. Ms. Spandorf captured the beauty of DC and many presidential affairs. She was commissioned by President John F. Kennedy, Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson to paint presidential affairs and DC landscapes and monuments. Many of her paintings were given as presidential gifts to visiting dignitaries. Ms. Spandorf's works are showcased in the US Embassies in Art program. Collections of her paintings are housed at the White House Library, the Senate Art and History Library, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Press Club and the private homes of U.S. Presidents and foreign dignitaries. Ms. Spandorf designed the second US postage Christmas stamp, and was the official in-house artist under the John F. Kennedy, Jr. administration. "

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USA 1963 "Christmas" [( joint Design (Norman Todhunter)][Recess] Sc(1240)




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